Mid-Morning Magic#OFMArtBeat - Oliewenhuis Art Museum presents "Containment"
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Mid-Morning Magic's Yolanda Maartens chats to Yolanda de Kock about the "Containment" exhibition.
In South Africa, the month of August is synonymous with honoring women: their courage, strength, and endurance.
Celebrated on the 9th of August, the day reminds us of the courageous march in 1956 by approximately 20 000 women who protested against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.
This historic event not only highlights the fighting spirit of women but reminds us of a number of obstacles women had to overcome and still battle with today: cultural hegemony, constraints, oppression, and humiliation. Perhaps more important is the age-old custom of casting women in a mold in order for them to fit within preconceived societal norms.
#OFMArtBeat - Oliewenhuis Art Museum presents "Containment":